Christian Rätsch (born 1957) is a German anthropologist and writer on topics like ethnopharmacology, psychoactive plants and animals. He was born in 1957 in a Bohemian community in Hamburg, Germany. His father was an opera singer, his mother a ballet dancer. He started learning about shamanism and sacred plants at 10 and had his first drug experience at 12.
Rätsch, Christian (1998/2005). The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants, Enthnopharmacology and Its Applications. Rochester, Vermont: Park Street Press. ISBN978-0-89281-978-2.Check date values in: |date= (help)